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a concert. >> peter shapiro and business partner charlie ryan used to own a new york club called wetlands. that experience came in handy when deciding to turn their bowling alley into a concert venue. >> we wanted live music and bowling. the idea that you could do this in one space is something no one has tried before. >> while most customers are there to bowl, integrating the music has presented a unique challenge. the trick has been to showcase acts that will attract a variety of crowds. >> something on wednesday for, you know, a hip-hop show. thursday, we'll do a jam band thing. friday, it will be more electronic or funk or soul. and you mix it up. >> that's the cumbersome part, difficult part. you have to promote every night differently because it's going to draw different people. >> despite their successful track record, there were concerns about the pair's plan. friends and family had their doubts, especially since they were opening their doors in the middle of a recession. >> when we first told them the idea, they're like that's not going to work. you can't have bowling and music a
. >> if the republican leadership in congress really wants to help small businesses they will stop using legislative maneuvers to block an up or down vote on a small jobs bill that is before the senate right now, right now. this is a bill that would do two things. cut taxes for small businesses and make loans more available for small businesses. >> so where does all of this leave small business owners fighting to survive in a challenging economy? todd mccracken supports extending the bush tax cuts, and donald marion served as a member of president bush's economic advisers. thank you for joining us. you support extending the tax cuts. how will that help small business? >> well, right now is a bad time, we think, to raise anybody's taxes. the current rates ought to be extended temporarily while we sort out through this recovery. have you to remember that most small businesses pay taxes at the individual rates, so what your individual rates go to that's what they have to pay and those are the folks in the best position to add jobs and grow businesses. >> by most accounts it's a small percentage of peop
on for two months. so that's pretty awesome. >> and here with us on the set laughing about that is courtney nickles and gordon gould joining us from california. great to see both of you. it is good to see you are laughing about this. it has not driven you that crazy yet dealing with it? >> i think it is always easy to laugh about it after the fact. i don't know while it was happening. but yeah. >> also, gordon, you are the one still hearing it. >> yeah, nail guns. >> tell me what's going on, you guys. courtney, when you started this you talked to me, you had all the assumptions about when you would launch, what would happen, how you are going to go, is everything holding true to the assumptions? >> well, i would say fair to say, like almost every startup that's not the case. and that was, you know, that was a tripping up point for us. when you start moving really fast in a startup you kind of want things to be true that may not be true and you don't pay attention to the details. and the details end up costing you time down the road, but we had technology tripups that held us up for two mont
guns and nonstop banging 24/7 which has been going on for two months. >> and here with us on the set laughing about that is courtney nichols. gordon is joining us from california. so great to see both of you. >> thank you. >> it's good to see you're laughing about this. it hasn't driven that you crazy yet? >> i think it's always easy to laugh about it after the fact. i don't know while it was happening. >> also, you're in new york. gordon, you're the one that is still hearing it. >> yeah, the nail guns. >> tell me what's going on, you guys. i know when you started this, you talked to me. you had all the assumptions about when you would launch, what would happen, how you were going to go. is everything holding true to the assumptions? >> well, i would say fair to say like almost every start-up that's not the case. and that was, you know, that was a tripping up point for us. i think when you start really moving fast, you want things to be true that are not true. you don't pay attention to the details. and the details cost you a lot of time down the road. we had technology tripup that's
pioneers. >> it felt like the wild west. and it made us feel like pioneers rebuilding something from the ground up.od >> when everybody was fleeing the city and businesses were closing left and right and the news was piling on about who was leaving town next? i said, you know, i'm going to do something right. this is an opportunity for me to take a mble, but for me to do something i believe in. >> and today while other cities are struggling to stay afloat during this tough economy, new orleans has been growing thank to a lo cost of living, generous tax credits, and a rich culture. y >> you can start a business here for 30% to 40% less than new york or san francisco. so why offshore to bangalore when you can offshore to new orleans? you can come here and do it better and do it cheaper and do it with me enthusiastic people than almost anywhere else in the country. >> there are somepretty exciting digital media and film-relatede tax credits that are available. and the tax credits are second to none. >> louisiana's now number three in the united states in terms of film production behind
. >> they helps us give us something that woundn't be available on their own. >> out's helpful for a young entrepreneur. >> st. louis' was one of the first in the country. >> it's a little different than the way people think of business majors. when you study finance and accounting, everyone is focused on profit. as a new start up, you are years away from profitability. we talk cash flow. >> new york culinary institute of america teaches established chefs how to take care of the business side of their operation. >> for chefs to be successful today or more successful than chefs have been of this generation, they have to reconcile those two opposing forces. their creative instincts. >> you have to have motivation. >> money. >> you have to be willing to take risks. you have to know what you are doing. >> they are focused on nurturing that entrepreneurial bug before they are out of school. it helps thousands of teenagers from around the country gain the skills needed to start a small business. the mission is chronicled in the documentary. >> being able to root me and and keep going when i felt
leadership in congress really wants to help small business, they'll stop using legislative maneuvers to block and up or down vote on a small business jobs bill that's before the senate right now. right now. this is a bill that would do two things it would cut taxes for small businees and make loans more available for smallses. busines. >> where did all of this leave small business owner fighting it to survive in a challenging economy? todd mccracken supports extending the bush tax cuts. and we alsome have a member of bush's economic council of advisers. todd, you support extending the tax cuts. how do you think that will help small business? >> right now is a bad time to raise anybody's taxes. we think that the current rates ought to be extended at least temparily while we sort out through this recovery. you have to remember that most small businesses pay taxes at the individual rate. so whatever the individual rates go to, that's what you're most successful small companies will have to pay and those are folks in the best position to add jobs and grow their businesses and this is the wrong ti
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